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Thursday, January 10, 2019

NEWEST EMAIL SCAM: "Are you available?"

All staff:

Please be aware there continue to be email scams targeting our staff.  There are many warning signs to look for in identifying an email scam, including:   
  1. Sender's email address that is close to our district email (or just use the name of the individual they are impersonating), but not correct. Please look carefully at the sender's email address. Check with the individual (via phone or face to face, if in question).
  2. The grammar in the emails is often not proper English or commonly used phrases.
  3. NEVER send money or offer to pay for something for someone, when initiated through email like the one below.
Please pass this information along to your coworkers.

EXAMPLE OF LATEST SCAM TO AVOID - DELETE THIS EMAIL IF YOU RECEIVE IT:
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: dbusch@ttsd.k12.or.us <dbusch.ttsd.k12.or.us@gmail.com>Date: Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 5:20 PMSubject: Re: Are you Available ?

I'm in a meeting right now, that's why am contacting you through here. I should have called you instead of mailing you, but  phones are not allowed to be used during meeting.I don't know when the meeting will be rounding up, i want you to help me  out on something very important right away,Can you help me get Steam wallet gift card from the store right now? I will  REIMBURSE you back today, I need to send it to someone as birthday's gift and it is very important. Let me know if you can be able to help me with that right now. I will REIMBURSE YOU BACK TODAY.

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